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What the Bones Say: Tasmanian Aborigines, Science and Domination John J. Cove

What the Bones Say: Tasmanian Aborigines, Science and Domination

John J. Cove

Published February 15th 1995
ISBN : 9780886292478
Paperback
221 pages
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Here is a thoroughly engaging history of one line of human science research and its consequences for the hapless, and often helpless, subject of study: the indigenous peoples of Tasmania. Research questions arising from skeletal remains were posedMoreHere is a thoroughly engaging history of one line of human science research and its consequences for the hapless, and often helpless, subject of study: the indigenous peoples of Tasmania. Research questions arising from skeletal remains were posed and pursued on the assumption that these vanishing forebears bore no relation to, nor had any intrinsic meaning for, aboriginal Tasmanians of today. The author finds these premises incorrect, exposing both the biases of research done for political ends, and documenting their galvanizing effect on high-profile native issues.